Woodland Advisor

The Mersey Forest


The Mersey Forest Team is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Woodland Advisor to lead
the delivery of new woodland planting and management projects in the region. This is a unique
opportunity to play a critical role in tackling climate change and nature loss, while
contributing to the Mersey Forest Plan and supporting key local and national policies.

The Mersey Forest is a growing network of woodlands and green spaces across 2900 square km
across of Merseyside and Cheshire. Created in 1991 it is one of England’s Community Forests,
bringing together local authorities, landowners, businesses, and communities to improve the
environment, economy, and quality of life in the region. To date, the partnership has planted
nearly 10 million trees, creating beautiful woodlands and habitats for wildlife, while also
supporting local economies and promoting health and wellbeing.

By 2050, we aim to cultivate a vibrant, sustainable community forest that connects people with
the power of nature.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in forestry or a related field, with proven
experience in woodland creation, project management, and stakeholder engagement. Excellent
communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as is a passion for environmental
conservation. Innovation, enthusiasm and great team working ability are some of the qualities
we are looking for.

In a typical week you will be;

  • Meeting with landowners to discuss funding options.
  • Carrying out site visits.
  • Consulting with relevant public bodies.
  • Designing climate resilient woodlands and developing sustainable establishment plans.
  • Project management and administration.
  • Be part of a supportive and committed team

This role offers the chance to make a real difference in tackling climate change, working with
a dedicated team of professionals to create a more sustainable future for the Mersey Forest

The perks:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Hybrid and flexible working
  • 25 days annual leave per year, plus bank holidays
  • An enhanced pension scheme
  • In-house training opportunities

For a copy of the full job description please contact our HR Team at [email protected] and for further information on Mersey Forest you
can visit our website at The Mersey Forest vacanciesin.eu
Merseyside and North Cheshire

To apply, please submit your full CV and a covering letter detailing your relevant skills and
experience to our HR Team.

The closing date for this advertisement is 14th July 2024 with interviews expected to be held
w/c 29th July 2024.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the

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